Up until the days of YouTube beauty gurus and tutorials, we all applied concealer the same way in a half moon shape under our eyes to cover dark circles, and on top of pesky blemishes. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know that concealer can be used in a multitude of ways, including highlighting and sculpting the face. Here’s a few ways you should be using these magical formulas.
COVER DARK CIRCLES
Say bye bye to the half-moons and hello to the upside-down triangles. Using a concealer that is a shade or two lighter than your skin tone, draw a line from the inner corners of your eye down the side of your nose, then up and over to the edge of the eye socket just above your cheekbone.
We’ve fallen in love with Disappearing Ink’s pen applicator because it makes applying concealer this way fast and easy, especially when used with the flat side of the Blend Squad blending sponges. Tap the concealer onto your under-eye area first, then down the side of the nose where redness occurs. Use the remainder of the concealer to fill in the triangle. This technique doesn’t just cover up dark circles, it also brightens the under eye area and helps sculpt the face.
INSTANT EYE LIFT
Apply concealer to the inner part of your eyes and under your brow bone for an instant lifted effect. If your eyelids are veiny or dark, cover them with concealer and apply a light brown shade to the crease for a “no makeup makeup”look.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR BEST FEATURES
Follow the upside-down triangle trick to hide bags. Then, add concealer down the bridge of the nose, in the middle of the forehead, above your cupid’s bow and on the chin. Blend with a Blend Squad sponge. This technique helps to highlight your best features and fake definition. Hello chiseled cheekbones!
Use your concealer with an angled brush to outline your brows and lips “ this will make these features look more defined and will stop your lipstick from bleeding. Disappearing Act has a creamy consistency much like a lipliner and will blend seamlessly into your foundation. Bolder browns and bigger pouts “ who doesn’t love that?
SET IT AND FORGET IT
Grab some setting powder and sweep it over all the places you applied concealer with PÜR’s Powder Foundation Brush. This ensures that the concealer lasts all day and doesn’t crease or crumble. Most importantly, it’s like fairy dust, magically blurring imperfections and giving the skin an airbrushed finish.